Nothing can top how dreadful the plot was though. The movie combines tropes and falls into traps continuously right up until the end. At the very beginning, characters are introduced but are rarely in the film. It's like how they put Brian Cranston in the trailer for the first Godzilla movie and was killed off in 15 minutes. The main characters are a group of people that don't show up until all of the exposition has been laid out. They rival the human villain who ends up wanting to destroy the world because humans are a disease killing the planet. The story is embroiled in lazy writing and the lowest common denominator ideas, allowing the audience to turn off their brains and watch colors flash on
The movie also tries to have comedic moments peppered throughout to keep the tone light. This doesn't work in the first half of the film as no on in my theater even chuckled. Once Godzilla is introduced the humor does start to land, but for that first half its very cringey.
Ironically, since the visuals aren't that special, I can't recommend anyone seeing this in the theater. There is nothing exciting about this film and even less to be excited about for the next one. How can I believe that Kong has a chance against a lizard that shoots beams from his mouth? Yes, tons of characters needlessly die, the music pauses allowing for something shocking to happen, and some of these characters are returning for the third movie. It comes across as the laziest piece of entertainment put together, hoping big monsters fighting would carry the weight. Please never see this.
I was physically tired after watching the movie, it took so much effort to try and pay attention